More than 1000 runners will start Transgrancanaria 125 km race from Las Canteras beach
The organisation of the Transgrancanaria announces “bibs sold out” in the Transgrancanaria 125 km, with 1.100 runners, a record number. Two months ahead to the 19th edition of Transgrancanaria HG, that will take place from 21 to 25 February 2018, the race has already more than 3.200 runners enrolled in all distances.
The first race to announce “bibs sold out” has been the Advanced, that scores for the RFEA Spanish Trail Championship (Campeonato de España de Trail de la Real Federación Española de Atletismo). 850 runners will go across the 64 kilometres between Artenara and the finish line placed in the Expomeloneras Convention Centre in Meloneras.
1100 runners will participate in the mother of all races of the Transgrancanaria, that in 2018 will have a new route, on a distance of 125 kilometers and 7,500 meters of positive elevation. Runners will start their race in Las Canteras beach, an emblematic place in the heart of the city, considered one of the world’s best urban beaches, is the chosen place where the runners will begin the new adventure, with the company of the local people who will have the chance to be witnesses of the beginning of one of the most prestigious trail running races in the planet.
Route Transgrancanaria 125 km
The participants will run the 3 kilometers of the sandy beach, and will head to Santidad Alta, in Arucas, through Los Giles. After reaching Los Castillos, they will enter the famous Finca de Osorio, in their way to Teror, Las Rosadas, Valleseco and Fontanales. They will then head to Pinos de Gáldar, Fagajesto, Presa de los Pérez and climb to el Pico de la Bandera, the highest point of Tamadaba. Through the Riscos de Chapín and Los Moriscos, they will get to Artenara and la Cruz de Tejeda.
A waiting list has been activated for Transgrancanaria and Advanced. The interested runners who have not completed their registration yet will have a last chance to participate in the race, as the possible vacancies will be covered with the waiting list applications in the following days.